Post # 1
I have a large rack. 34H, and I’ve had no luck finding a bustier that both fits in the cups and around the back without pinching my backfat.
I have the luck of having a dress that actually has straps, but they’re thin & I can’t wear a regular bra underneath. However, a regular bra doesn’t give me the backfat issue, and it supports my ladies nicely.
I had an epiphany! But I need your help to know whether or not it’s feasible.
Could I have the straps cut off of the regular bra and the bra sewn into the dress along the front of the armhole and up to the strap? Or would this put too much weight onto the straps of the dress?
Reference of me in said dress with red where the stitching I propose would be.
Also any suggestions otherwise welcome!
Post # 6
nadnuk: You should absolutely be able to. Talk to the seamstress! More importantly, that dress is absolutely beautiful and you look great in it!!
Post # 2
My seamstress sewed cups right into the dress. It was perfect and very simple to do! They make cups for things like this, and as long as you don’t need significant extra support (i.e., the straps), you should be fine!
Post # 3
The straps on your bra aren’t supposed to be supporting the weight of your breasts anyway, so if it’s a properly fitting bra I don’t see why this wouldn’t work.
I don’t know about the logistics of attaching it to your dress though without altering the lines of your dress
Post # 4
a_day_at_the_fair: for sure. I’ve just recently gotten a proper bra-fitting, I just want to make sure that tacking it up & removing the straps won’t alter the line of the neckline.
Post # 5
Darn! Realized I have a typo in the title of this! oops.
Post # 7
I’m relatively large chested for my size too, and I’m having cups sewn into the dress. With a properly fitted dress, that is all the support you should need.
Post # 8
how bout changing the back to corset?
Post # 9
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
nadnuk: Definitely have something built into the dress. You will likely need more than just a bra for fuller support so ask about a longline at the very least. Before shopping for your dress I would have recommended you try on corseted gowns with boning for added support so it’s already built in.
Post # 10
What are you wearing in the current picture? As another bee said, the straps are not meant to support the weight of your chest. If your dress has boning in it, your seamstress should be able to just sew cups right into the dress.
Post # 11
Honestly, as a person who is obsessed with bras (and size 30H/30HH), as well as obsessed with sewing, I don’t know if this is a great idea. Yes, the majority of the support should come from the bra band but some does still come from the straps. Take off your bra straps and just see what it’s like. Does it seem like it’s still holding you up well? If so, it might work. But, if it’s not very supportive, it will probably be about the same when the bra is sewn in. Even though you have straps on the dress, you can’t necessarily expect them to fill the place of your bra straps and give you the same effect.
You’d also end up with a lot of stress on your dress straps and that line of stitching, and the weight of your bra supporting you might weigh down the dress at that point and either cause puckering or cause the whole thing to pull down. If I were a seamstress, I’d be nervous about doing this for a customer. Getting just cups sewn in doesn’t really work for our sizes. They’re more meant for modesty and shaping than actual support, but if the structure of the dress is good, they might be okay.
What are you wearing in your picture? You look nicely supported!